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Cane Mill Stand out of Cedar.

Discussion in 'Projects - building something' started by momatt, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. momatt

    momatt Yearling... With promise

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    I decided I wanted to make some sorghum syrup. I planted a few rows of sorghum cane with my little farmall cub and located an old mule powered roller mill. Got the mill restored and didn't get the stand made before frost so no syrup this year. I did enjoy a little timber framing project. I wacked a couple eastern red cedars at the farm, threw them on the sawmill and made some full dimension 6 by 6s then got out hand tools and framed up one beefy stand. The roller mill weighs over half a ton and I do not want this falling on anyone. The tennons are 1.5-inches by a full 6 inches wide set 4 inches into the posts and drawbored with one inch oak pegs. The thing weighs a lot probably 250 pounds, it was not fun carrying it around, will be fun to load in my truck. I should have assembled at the farm.
     

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  2. dsinwi

    dsinwi A good 3 year old buck

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    Interesting hand tools. Any pics of the mill? I know nothing about milling grains but I do find it interesting. Do you own your sawmill?
     
  3. H20fwler

    H20fwler 5 year old buck +

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    Love the using wood from your own place, very nice hand work on the stand.
     
  4. momatt

    momatt Yearling... With promise

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    The mill actually squeezes the juice out of the stalk, which is then boiled into syrup. The mill is bigger than it looks in this picture. A 15 foot long pole is attached to the top that drives the rollers which are geared together. I do own a little bandsaw mill.
     

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  5. Turkey Creek

    Turkey Creek 5 year old buck +

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    Cool project. Always like the hand crafted stuff especially out of wood.
     
  6. dsinwi

    dsinwi A good 3 year old buck

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    Duh, you did say syrup. When you mentioned sorghum my brain went to grains. Nice looking sawmill. I may have a chance to purchase one at a reasonable price. Just was curious if you owned. Thanks.
     
  7. Bill

    Bill Administrator

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    That's really cool. And a talent.
     

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